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49 Pa. Code § 20.22. Procedure for licensure denial.

§ 20.22. Procedure for licensure denial.

 (a)  The Board will inform the applicant, in writing, of the basis upon which the Board has refused the license. The Board will provide the applicant with an opportunity to demonstrate, at a hearing, that the license should be issued.

 (b)  If information submitted with the application indicates that an applicant may be unable to safely practice massage therapy, the Board will require the applicant to contact the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs’ Professional Health Monitoring Program and participate in an evaluation to determine if the applicant can safely practice. An applicant may contest the results of the evaluation at a hearing. The Board will provide an applicant who refuses to participate in an evaluation with an opportunity to demonstrate, at a hearing, that the license should be granted.

 (c)  In a case when the Board refuses to issue a license, the Board will issue a written final decision setting forth the grounds for the refusal and informing the applicant of the applicant’s right to a hearing under section 9(c) of the act (63 P. S. §  627.9(c)).

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